Can God Heal Addictions and Emotional Disorders?

01 May Can God Heal Addictions and Emotional Disorders?

When you think of God healing people, you often think of healing from physical sickness – things like cancer, genetic disorders or physical injuries.

But what about things like pornography addiction, drugs/alcohol, depression or anxiety? Does God ever heal people of addictions and emotional disorders?

Jesus Took It All

God can heal you of addictions and emotional disorders the same way He can heal you of physical problems. It all comes down to understanding the basis of any healing: Jesus.

When Jesus was crucified, He took every single pain, addiction, emotional disorder, physical disorder, disease, sickness – everything – and 1 Peter 2:24 says, “by His stripes you were healed.”

And that covers everything.

How Can I Be Healed?

The scientific community has recently changed its view on the brain. They agree the brain can change. Neural passageways that are fed a lie can addict you to alcoholism or homosexuality. But you can place the greater truth in your brain by meditation on the Word of God. This forms new passageways that will trump the addiction. God will form this truth in your spirit that will set you free! Step one: Reject and repent of the lie. Step two: Meditate on the truth (God’s Word). Step three: Walk in your freedom.

Stand, with undivided faith, upon God’s healing promises from the Bible. Do this whether you are believing for a healing from a physical problem or an addiction/emotional disorder.

What I did for myself was go through the Bible and pick out the most powerful healing Scriptures from God. Then, I personalized them so that I could use them in prayer and confess them over my life.

I have made my handpicked, personalized list of healing Scriptures and answers to the most asked questions on healing and miracles available in the book, The Healing Scriptures. You can get your own copy here. However, if you want to create your own list of Scriptures instead, you can do that too!

The key thing to remember is this: When you confess God’s Word, you are speaking into existence His own promises from His own Word. This is not a ritual – it is truly believing in your heart the promises you are confessing. Through faith and patience, you WILL inherit the promises!

Has God healed you of an addiction or emotional disorder? Comment below and let us know!



Sid Roth is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Heaven is Beyond Your Wildest Expectations. He is an investigative journalist who has spent more than 40 years researching and documenting miracles, healing and other supernatural moves of God. He is host of the popular faith-based TV show It’s Supernatural! airing internationally on Daystar and TBN. He also hosts the Messianic Vision web radio show.

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  • Lucinda Wilson
    Posted at 19:22h, 01 May Reply

    I have someone i care about who has pornography issues really bad. He doesnt see it and thinks i am being holier than now in his words. But it affects him in all his life Please pray for him that he sees what he is doing.

  • Kashyap Chavan
    Posted at 20:33h, 01 May Reply

    Glory to God. God healed me of feelings of depression when I put my hands up and worshipped Him and said your joy is my strength, like Novel Hayes.

  • AileencGeachie
    Posted at 21:39h, 01 May Reply

    I had suffered from depression for many years, so profound at one point that I agreed to undergo electroconvulsive therapy
    I had been on antidepressive medication for many years
    I was at the point where I wanted to stop the medication but every time I tried to the withdrawal symptoms were too severe.
    I was listening to cds by Katie Souza and was meditating and resting in the Spirit when I saw a bright light. I opened my eyes and realized the light was inside my head. This happened twice so I asked God if He was healing me. I heard “Yes” So I asked “Do I stop taking my medication?” Again I heard “Yes”. I did not take any more medication and NEVER had any withdrawal symptoms and have never any further symptoms of depression. Healed by the healing light of Yeshua.

  • Rhonda Burrows
    Posted at 22:58h, 01 May Reply

    Jesus heals the addiction to food, especially sugar too! He has healed me from this addiction! Unfortunately the Church has not recognized this as a need to be healed from!! You need to interview Teresa Shields Parker who wrote Sweet Grace about her journey of loosing 260 pounds after being obedient to what The Lord told her! God is able to heal every disorder!!!

  • Rachel Bohringer
    Posted at 23:29h, 01 May Reply

    Hi Mr. Roth,

    God certainly healed me of addiction and emotional disorders. I was an addict for over 30 years due to being sexual molested as a child. I self medicated for years and entered into several very bad and abusive relationships. I would be glad to send you my written testimony of what God did in my life. He is truly amazing and turns all things around for the good. I got born again in November 1999 while in jail for a drug charge and was facing 5 felonies. Today, 16 years later, I have no felonies and I am a graduate of Bible School. God completely turned my life around and I am so thankful. Being raised Jewish I didn’t know Christ except for the teachings of the Jewish faith. But I did know Jehovah. I had to open up my heart to the realization the Jesus was the Messiah and He died for all my sins. Today, I am a healthy, whole human being free from ALL addiction and all the emotional stress and embarrassment that I had in my old life is now gone! Love your ministry and your show!! Thank you!

  • Janice Dinkel
    Posted at 00:29h, 02 May Reply

    I have been emotionally healed and the most powerful method has been renewal of my mind by reading the Bible and speaking out powerful scriptures.
    I have had people lay hands on me and pray for me. If I didn’t have this healing, I would have committed suicide.

  • Rosalia Brady
    Posted at 00:39h, 02 May Reply

    I’m Glad You ask!!!When I got out of the strip clubs adult entertainment business, I found my self battling with money addiction but by the power of holding into the WORD of God, Fasting and Prayer I started walking on the miracle of FREEDOM. I started then chasing after dancers to convert them into Christianity until I got a encounter with the person of JESUS who has the greatest smile, heard God the Father audible voice calling me by my name; who told me Rosalia this is your calling and your calling is Marriage that he himself will teach me about it, that he will uses me because his little ships are getting missing.
    God is so holy and so real to me since then, his love and grace with the repentance of my sins had take me to another level. Aleluya!!!

  • Marla J. Denton
    Posted at 03:19h, 02 May Reply

    I was addicted to crack cocaine, marijuana, and pills. For thirty years off and on I went back and forth to treatment centers, and in and out of jail. My family, friends, and even the community had all given up on me. At one point, I was even homeless, walking down the street talking to myself with a backpack on full of homemade weapons. Later on, I was living with a friend after being released from prison, and I started watching Christian Television. I was drawn to the Word of God, and I would go buy drugs and then put them in a drawer, and turn on Promiseland Television and watch for hours at a time. Then one night, the man on television said:there’s someone out there addicted to drugs, and Jesus wants to set you free. They started praying, and I got down on my knees and prayed for Jesus to deliver me, and came up praying in tongues! I had never received the baptism of The Holy Spirit until that moment. I grew up going to a Baptist Church! I had been to five different drug rehab centers trying to get off of drugs, and it did no good, I would come back worse than ever. But in a moment in time, Jesus Christ set me free from all alcohol, drugs, and the lifestyle that went with them! Praise God! Now I get to go do jail ministry, sing praise and worship songs at church, and at Four Rivers in Sherman, TX, and for years we sang at Baptist Student Ministry at Grayson College until I graduated with an Associates degree ib Substance Abuse Counseling. By the grace and mercy of God, and the power of Jesus Christ, I have been set free, and am able to help others get free. The job I have is at a secular place, but I still talk to the clients about Jesus. He even lets me write poems about Him, and His redemptive power! What a merciful Savior! Jesus takes broken lives, and makes all things new!.

  • Alice Da Costa
    Posted at 04:25h, 02 May Reply

    God has Healed me from depression!! I was in a deep pit, not knowing how to get out! Many relapses and time spent in a mental health facility. He has wonderfully taken all that away and replaced it with Himself! He drew me in towards Him and showed me the lovely Light at the end of the tunnel. This gave me HOPE to encourage me to keep going and not give up! His Presence gives you the Strength you need to OVERCOME!!!

  • Maria Barkel
    Posted at 06:39h, 02 May Reply

    Jesus healed me from a 10 year drug addiction which resulted in me having lung cancer. I am cleaned, saved and totally healed from 18 Februar 2006!!! Thank You Jesus!!!

  • Lucena Cuervo
    Posted at 07:15h, 02 May Reply

    YES. I do believe that addiction and emotional disorders can be healed by putting in mind the word of God and allowing the mind to develop a strong faith of His real existence. Its simply allowing God to roll over ones life that peace of mind can be attained.

  • leroy lawrence sambo
    Posted at 13:25h, 02 May Reply

    A big Yes Jesus Christ can do it

  • leroy lawrence sambo
    Posted at 13:30h, 02 May Reply

    Yes I believe in the healing power of the holy spirit in Jesus Christ

  • Rose ambing
    Posted at 20:07h, 02 May Reply

    In Jesus name, I am healed! Thank You Lord!
    God bless Mr. Rod!

  • Delaney Long
    Posted at 23:24h, 02 May Reply

    God has done so much in my life. The most profound is Him healing me of my OCD/anxiety. 9 months ago, I started having fears of the devil and heard brief stuff about people that sold their souls and it scared me. The fear got so big that I started having intrusive thoughts of that toward myself. I was too fearful back then to understand that this was an emotional condition and that it wasn’t some “secret part of me” that wanted any part of it. That same month, I turned 16. Everyday, I felt like I was slowly dying, I put on a show everyday at school. I was so ashamed of myself and did everything I could to convince myself that I wasn’t condemned. I was later diagnosed with OCD/ADD. The form of OCD I had is called Scrupulosity. I started slowly feeling abandoned by God. I thought I did something to make Him not want/ love me anymore. I thought I was getting punished, little did I know I was getting blessed beyond my mind could understand. After I heard about the Unpardonable Sin, I got so freaked out that I had intrusive thoughts about this, much too my despair. I slowly turned away from the Truth and fell for the lie. I started reading everyday about false doctrines that had to do with the new age religion. Innocently, I thought that this was the same God I grew up to believe in, and of course, i was wrong. I didn’t get the true healing or relief from these articles that I got from the infinite, glorious, awesome, inside and out healing power that only Jesus can give. The night before Thanksgiving of this year, I had a long talk with God, the most intimate one I had with Him. I confessed as many sins as Incoukd remember. And I just remember bawling, yet feeling His Holy and Fatherly Prescence with me. I felt a part of me telling me that I will be okay. That same night, I read about the new age doctrine that I believed in at the time, to be work of demons from several different websites. I was so scared and wondered why God would let me get scared like that, when He was actually saving me. On Thanksgiving Day, I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior again, and I turned away from the lie. God grafted me back into the Vine. I still had the same hard days that I did, but Scriptures about suffering comforted as encouraged me a lot. I believe that I am called, and that God created me to be unique from my peers. I’m known as the “Jesus Girl” in my class, and I am perfectly content and honored to be even deemed worthy to be persecuted and identified with anything that has to do with my Savior, Yeshua. I now know and am aware of The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit so well that I don’t need physical evidence of God’s Existence. He is living inside of me and guides me in all of my ways. I now have less intrusive thoughts and anxiety to where it feels like it’s almost gone. There is no healing or life without Jesus. He did the impossible for my life. My dream is to be a psychologist, if God wills it, so that I can lead people to Jesus and His glorious freedom. May Yahweh bless you and may His Holy Spirit in Yeshua’s Name.

  • Ashley Hardiman
    Posted at 16:09h, 04 May Reply

    Yes He did!! Delivered me from meth and opiate addiction, and the destructive behaviors and mindsets that go along with it! I was diagnosed with schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, borderline personality disorder, severe depression and anxiety. It’s been over 3 years since I gave my life to CHRIST AND NO MEDS!! GLORY TO GOD!!!

  • Victoria Kinsey
    Posted at 13:54h, 05 May Reply

    I am healed set free and an overcome washed bt the blood of Jesus and The Word of God is what I clung to and knew was my only hope of freedom! Now I am being trained to help others become the same!

  • claire shaw
    Posted at 01:33h, 06 May Reply

    I want my son healed from addiction of alcohol he’s been saved but is killing himself with alcohol I prey god will heal him its killing me also please pray for us lbw jesus name amen

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